Video: Is Miami a Healthy City? Here are the Top 5 Miami Neighborhoods to Stay Fit In!

Video: Is Miami a Healthy City? Here are the Top 5 Miami Neighborhoods to Stay Fit In!

Oct 06, 2023 October 06, 2023

Miami has been ranked in the top three cities in the U.S. for several factors related to healthy and fit living. And it’s no wonder, considering the incredible weather and lifestyle here. So, where are the best places to live if you want to stay healthy and be fit? 

Living in these 5 fitness-friendly neighborhoods in Miami, you’ll find ample inspiration at every turn. From an abundance of outdoor activities to a thriving fitness community, Miami is a haven for those who love to prioritize their health and well-being.

Watch the video to find out which Miami neighborhood best matches your vibe for healthy living. From intense HIIT workouts in the neighborhood Equinox gym to yoga on the beach, weight training in a beachfront park to scenic cycling, there’s something for every kind of fitness enthusiast in our curated list:



— Why Fitness Lovers Love Miami?

It’s no secret that Miami finds itself leading national rankings for the healthiest cities in America each year. Ready access to beachfront fitness opportunities, plenty of water sports, lush tropical parks, and a variety of fitness centers that will have you on board with the latest fitness trends make it easier to stay active.

Add to that gorgeous year-round weather – remember, there are no freezing winter days here – plus an abundance of health-focused dining options, and it’s as if Miami is tailor-made to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Here’s looking at the Top 5 Miami neighborhoods for fitness lovers:

1. Edgewater 

You’ll find plenty of healthy energy around Edgewater – also one of our favorite neighborhoods for luxury living in Miami. From a round of tennis or beach volleyball at the 8-acre Margaret Pace Park to roller-blading around a scenic bayfront promenade, there’s ample fun and motivation at every turn. This compact neighborhood also packs in a powerful punch when it comes to fitness centers and training gyms, giving you access to an array of yoga classes, boxing lessons, and every imaginable workout style out there.

2. Miami Beach

South Beach has long been the poster child of fitness worldwide. And, why not? A beautiful coastline plus all those gorgeous people sure make the perfect inspiration and backdrop for outdoor workouts. South Beach also flexes an enviable collection of specialized gyms, including an Equinox, Anatomy, Orange Theory Fitness, plus many more cross-training, yoga, Pilates, and barre studios and spas. 

But fitness opportunities are not just limited to South Beach, rather all of Miami Beach (North and Mid-beach included) caters to fitness enthusiasts. For starters, the 7-mile boardwalk connecting South Beach to North Beach and beyond affords a scenic track to walk, jog, run, cycle, or roller-blade. Then there are sports galore at South Beach’s Flamingo Park, several country clubs and golf courses spread across Mid- to North Beach, and the wellness mecca of Carillon Resort & Residences in North Beach to spice things up.

3. Brickell

The perfect spot for urban fitness junkies, Brickell is where you could begin your day with a high-voltage spin class and unwind with a yoga class in the evening. Power-walkers benefit from having Brickell Key next door, while cyclists love following the scenic Rickenbacker Causeway into Key Biscayne. Besides boasting a good dose of fully equipped gyms and fitness centers around town, you’ll also find training-specific groups that can help you further your fitness journey in Miami’s financial district.

4. Coconut Grove 

With its lush greenery and serene atmosphere, Coconut Grove offers a unique blend of nature and fitness for those who love exercising outdoors. Miami’s hub for sailing, paddleboarding, boating, kayaking, and more, this historic neighborhood caters beautifully to water sports lovers. Also dotted with expansive parks, nature trails, and some very good spas, and you have the perfect recipe to work on your overall wellbeing, all year round.

5. Key Biscayne

This exceptional neighborhood can easily be called one big island playground! Unlike any other neighborhood on our list, Key Biscayne offers a spectacular mix of golf courses, marinas, a state park, windsurfing areas, pro-level tennis training, yoga and Pilates studios, specialized gyms, a Ritz-Carlton spa, plus community workout sessions on the beach, giving residents little reason to venture out for their fitness needs. Popular among fitness lovers of every age, you’ll find celebrity tennis players to tri-athletes and kite surfers working on their game on this gem of an island.

Overall, living in Miami offers a multitude of benefits for fitness enthusiasts, especially those seeking a sense of camaraderie and motivation. Our thriving fitness community, year-round health-focused events, and healthier dining options create the perfect environment to nourish your body and soul.

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